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Mills Konongo Kaya at Last Carries “17 German House”

Wed, 15 Dec 2010 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“President Atta Mills … is set to begin the coming year… from the Flagstaff

House … he is reeling under the guilt of his own criticism of the construction

of the presidential palace by Kufuor-led NPP. All the security gadgets at the

presidential palace have been replaced. The newly-installed security gadgets

were imported from Germany and installation done by 17 German experts… All the

curtains in the presidential palace are expected to be changed following the

change of name to Flagstaff House. The curtains bear the inscription “Jubilee

House” (Ghanaweb December 14, 2010)

Call it all

Golden Jubilee House

German Security House

Flag Staff House

Konongo Kaya House

JJ’s UNBURNT House

Do it all

Change the curtains

Paint

Keys and all

Our viral sensation of pettiness

Of lazy parasitic dependency

Of hopeless educated elites

Of thievery educated elites

Killers of the dream

With their fraudulent regalia

Vultures poised on carcasses

Parrots of hymnal ineptitude

Lions of miragic independence

Hooked on local pettiness

Addicted to African inferiority

Oh! Educated Fante Mills

Panorama of recklessness

Our template of the postcolony

The watershed of inferiority

German security gadgets

Bolts of false security

A simile of pivoting naivety

A hawk soaring over chickens

Like a cat gate-keeping a mouse

Like JJ with kerosene & matches

The P/NDC’s nest of progress

A holding grass of pettiness

A holding for eggs of trivialities

Hatched by Obonsam Fireman

Bringing to life the MESS-iah

The confused Swedru child

Chained to Obonsam Fireman

NDC touched by Jubilee House

But caressed the slave Castle

They called it all

Coffin House

Poultry Farm

Museum Outfit

Hospital of Death

Oh! Jubilee survived

The assault

The insults

Rawlings

Mills

Bagbin

Tony Aidoo

Asiedu Nketiah

JJ couldn’t TORCH it

Ghana survived another fire

Snail Mills unleashed

Released from the Castle

Snail-pace to the Jubilee House

Ah! Kufour’s Jubilee House

Let the NDC call it all

Konongo Kaya House

Atta Mortuary House

Atta the Snail House

Atta Who Born Dogs House

Atta Team B House

Call it all names

Flag Staff House

The House JJ Hates

The House JJ never built

Ah! Kufour’s legacy

Let MESS-iah change it all

Curtains

Windows

Keys

Tiles

Doors

Furniture

Security gadgets from Mars

Bring Martians to fix it

Let Obonsam burn it

Let it burn like Ridge

With Konadu saluting FIRE

Poised in Kente

Head-geared on Valentine’s Day

Hopeless educated elite

Thievery educated elite

Killers of the dream

Their fraudulent regalia

Vultures poised on carcasses

Parrots of hymnal ineptitude

Lions of miragic independence

Hooked on local pettiness

Addicted to African inferiority

Oh! Educated Fante Mills

Panorama of recklessness

Our template of the postcolony

The watershed of inferiority

German security gadgets

Bolts of false security

A simile of pivoting naivety

A paradox hawking pettiness

*Akadu N. Mensema, Ph. D., is a nationalist Denkyira beauty. She is a trained

oral historian cum sociologist and Professor in the USA. She lives in

Pennsylvania with her great mentor and teaches Africa-area studies at a college

in Maryland. In her pastime, she writes what critics have called “populist

hyperbolic, satirical” poetry. She can be reached at akadumensema@yahoo.com

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu N.